Great Britain, the World Cup and Crime Prevention Minister

world cupThe British are notorious for their unruly behavior at football matches.  So much so, that it has now gotten to the point where the government minister for crime prevention, James Brokenshire has “begged England fans to behave well during the forthcoming World Cup.” Apparently, Minister Brokenshire has gone a step further than his plea and has taken “drastic steps to stop the worst football hooligans to South Africa.”
This doesn’t do well for the image of Brits of quiet, conservative, upstanding civic individuals.  It’s a true case also of politics getting into every area of life.  If politics now has to involve itself in sport – as this move clearly indicates – then it shows the Brits can’t be trusted on certain levels and could lead to more governmental intervention in the future.
In other words, if the British people does not clean up its act on the football pitch and government ministers have to get involved to this level, the question becomes, what is this going to mean for the future of the British people and governmental intervention?  The Brits would be well advised to watch out and clean up their act.